The African Savannah is the setting for King of the Pride, a safari themed video slot powered by Novomatic. Played with a 5 reel, 50 payline game engine, it comes with a free spins feature where your winning chances are boosted by the addition of special colossal reel symbols. Play from between 50p and £50 per spin.

We’re not expecting David Attenborough style accuracy when we fire up our wildlife themed video slots but our inner pedant was stirring thanks to the presence of a tiger (which is native to Asia and not Africa) on the reels. That aside, the cartoon-style visuals work well enough and include zebras, giraffes and of course the mighty lion which is the game’s wild, replacing all other symbols apart from the scatter.

The scatter can hit on reels 2, 3 and 4 only – when it does on the same spin, you’ll trigger the game’s Free Spins feature and be awarded 7 free spins as well as a cash prize of some 4 times your total stake. That sounds like a pretty meagre offering for a feature. There is a pretty tasty extra that comes along with the free spins though, namely the colossal symbol.

These colossal stacked symbols can fill up the whole of the middle 3 reels and can land on any free spin during the feature. Land a high value colossal symbol in concert with a couple of wilds or matching symbols and the cashier can really fly.

Land 3 scatters on the same free spin during the feature and you’ll receive another set of 7 free spins, once again with the colossal symbols in play. There’s an extra 250 free spins to be won!

At first glance, King of the Pride looks a little on the dull side – get lucky with the colossal reels during the feature though and you’ll find this African adventure anything but boring. The variance is in the medium to high range so expect some lean spells. Find the big beasts in the feature and some right royal rewards are on offer. Novomatic also offers you African Simba which has a similar theme.